Lifesaving services at risk as humanitarian funding dries up in Yemen

Lifesaving services at risk in Yemen – The loss of funding will directly affect 650,000 women accessing reproductive health care and more than 1 million would be at risk if all facilities close.

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The Dangers of Child Marriage and 5 Ways to End this Human Rights Abuse

1 in 5 women in the world right now were married before they reached age 18.   However, this is a huge improvement from 20 years ago when 1 in 3 women were child brides.  Child marriage is always a human rights violation. Many girls are unable to freely choose their…

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5 Upsetting Reasons Women Aren’t Using Family Planning Around the World Today

Family planning is a human right, and everyone should be able to decide when, if, and with whom they have children. However, women all over the world face barriers to accessing family planning.

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Terrified and Giving Birth Alone: Emergency Birth Kits Save Moms in Humanitarian Crises

UNFPA emergency birth kits provide pregnant women in emergency settings with the tools they need to give birth. Read more on how UNFPA helps moms in crises!

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The Continuing Crisis: Sexual and Reproductive Health Care for Refugees Saves the Lives of Rohingya Women

What is the Rohingya Crisis? August 2019 marks the second anniversary of the Rohingya refugee crisis. The Rohingya are a Muslim minority group from the Rakhine state in Myanmar, a Buddhist majority country. They are not recognized as their own ethnic group by Myanmar, are unable to gain citizenship…

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Freetown- A look into sexual and reproductive health in Sierra Leone

Photographer Robbie Lawrence sheds light on sexual and reproductive health in Sierra Leone. Lawrence captured photos in Freetown after three years of an Ebola outbreak.

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7 Ways Safe Spaces Help Rohingya Women in Bangladesh’s Refugee Camps

Over 1.3 million people have fled persecution in Myanmar for nearby Bangladesh. About one-quarter of those migrants are women and girls of reproductive age.   Over the last year, UNFPA, the United Nation’s reproductive health and rights agency, has supported 20 women-friendly safe spaces for Rohingya refugees. The spaces provide…

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Violence Against Women – UNFPA’s Work to Make Gender-Based Violence a Thing of the Past

Violence against women and girls is all too common. 1 in 3 women will experience sexual or physical abuse by a partner at some point in their lives. 1 in 5 women were sexually abused as children.   Acts of violence – meant to control how women act and limit their freedom– are often…

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Statement on the United States Decision to Again Withhold Funding from UNFPA

UNITED NATIONS, New York—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, notes with regret the determination by the United States of America to withhold funds from UNFPA for the third consecutive year. UNFPA has not yet seen the evidence to justify the serious claims made against its work. UNFPA does…

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What does UNFPA stand for?

What does UNFPA stand for? Test your knowledge and take our quizzes to see how much you know about UNFPA and how they ensure women’s reproductive health and rights all over the world!

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